Every year St Mary’s Church supports a ‘Charity of the Year’ – through fundraising, (for the last 3 years we have raised over £10,000 per year for our chosen charities), as well as practical support and volunteering, prayer and raising awareness of each cause amongst the church and local community.
We are now looking for a local charity to support in 2019 and would love to hear your suggestions – perhaps a charity that has helped you, friends or family, or a cause you have heard about and would like to find out more.
We follow a three-year cycle of supporting an international, then national then local charity. In 2016 our local charity was Riding for the Disabled at Gaddesden Place, in 2017 we supported Open Doors and their work in the Middle East, this year we are supporting Dementia UK, so we are looking for a local charity working nearby (within Hertfordshire or thereabouts) to support in 2019.
If you would like to suggest a charity to add to the list for consideration please send us an e-mail with a brief description of what they do. The final decision will be made by the Charities committee at their next meeting, so please send us suggestions no later than 29th June.